Rustic Upcycle: They're Not Your Grandma's Mail Organizers Anymore!

I love to find cheap thrift shop items to up-cycle!

Rustic Up-Cycle of Thrift Shop Mail Organizers
Like this 1970's colonial styled mail organizer, complete with metal eagle (and I think, a cobweb in there too).  This was one dollar.  I have seen many similar mail organizers.  $1 at the thrift shop.


Return of the $2 Rummage Sale Planter Table: Autumn Version

Upcycled & Repurposed Demi-lune Planter Table
I just love it when I can reuse summer decor for fall or winter.  

Rustic Shovel Handle Display Tray

Farm Feeder Tray/Shovel Handle Repurpose
I think this rustic display tray has a lot of possibilities!

Thrift Shop Makeover: Tavern Sign Upcycled Photo Display

The tavern sign was a $2 thrift shop purpose.  I thought it had definite possibilities with the trim and pediment.


Fall Junk Decorating with an Orange Pulley

I found an orange pulley today for $15 at No Place Like Home Again.


Making Jack O'Lanterns Out of Junk

 Today I am making a Jack o' Lantern out of an old funnel.


Reclaimed Wood & Ladle Autumn Candle Holder

Barn Wood Pumpkin Ladle Candle Holder
I'm sure you have seen repurposed ladle candle holders on Pinterest and in blogland.  This is my autumn version of the idea.


My 2014 Garden Highlights

2014 Front Yard Border
My front yard flower border had a banner year in 2014.  Spring started out very late, cool and super wet, but somehow the extra moisture together with a late season warm up, produced a very lush garden bed.


Salvaged Drawer Pull Wall Art Tutorial

Displaying Old Drawer Pulls As Wall Art
My Junkin' Friend Jodi  is always up-cycling furniture for her shop, No Place Like Home Again, so she always has old drawer pulls and hardware on hand.  Old metal drawer pulls are like mini works of art, so why not frame them?


A "Glorious Heavenly Blue" Morning on the Deck

Watering Can Collection & Morning Glories
Better late than never!  My "Heavenly Blue" morning glories are finally in full bloom along one corner of my deck.

An Old Suitcase with Old Clothes

I like the look of decorating with vintage suitcases, but I never find reasonably clean and non-smelly ones at a good price. 


Yard of Flowers: A Garden Island

The Best Garden Junk Path
I have shared my sister in law's awesome gardens before on my blog.  She is a garden junk artist, with a very green thumb.  If you took the Yard of Flowers 2013 Garden Tour, you will likely remember this fun old rusty gear.